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    Default The Project tomorrow : dog theft

    Just saw that the project is doing a segment on dog theft tomorrow.

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    I saw the segment tonight. It was about 3 minutes long, about 25 minutes into the program.

    Featured some Victorian dog rescue woman talking about what happens to these dogs and some Queensland people handing out flyers and some really dodgy footage of - probably the sound guy "nicking" an SWF that appears later with the Vic rescue person. At least the dog looks the same as the one in the dodgy footage.

    It's bizarre that Queensland seems to be the only state that tracks dogs reported missing, stolen and found.
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    Queensland is weird for a LOT of reasons!
    From a foreigners POV anyhow!

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    Haha Bernie, you could start something here. Personally I like QLD, only problem I've found is it's full of Queenslanders

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    It's bizarre that Queensland seems to be the only state that tracks dogs reported missing, stolen and found.
    I don't know if that is true or not ? Need help from others on this !

    There was a case years ago - which was really sad - and that was the biggest problem - dogs are not tracked:

    The legal status of a dog, legal ownership, stealing a dog is a crime

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    WoW - 'bernie' and 'dhru - a tad unfair and you both may have started something !

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    VIDEO: Family dog back in the fold - after going missing for three years | The Examiner

    This one was in Victoria. A deaf man's dog.

    The wife got interviewed by the abc a couple of days ago. She said the council had rung once before but by the time they got there, the pound told them that someone else had picked up the dog saying they were a friend of Bart (the owner). So the thief knew the dog and they knew who its owner was. This time they told the pound not to give the dog to anyone but them.

    I think mandatory scanning for microchip by vet and RSPCA and all pounds would be a good idea.

    Some vets argue that it would mean that some thieves would not bring their animals in for treatment when they needed it. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. I think if I was a vet, I'd just do it. Mainly I'd do it to make sure I could still find the microchip easily and it hadn't moved. I usually get the chip checked when I go to a vet.

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    I've had 2 instances where someone has tried to make off with my dog (or as it were, his genetic material). The first time was entirely my fault, I was walking him and decided to pop into the shops quickly to grab something I needed for dinner and left him tied up outside. I might be biased but Sammy is a very sweet dog and he's also quite good looking, and so I guess this woman decided she wouldn't mind him for herself. I had seen her around before, she always wore t-shirts with dogs on them so she stood out to me but she knew Sammy was mine. She obviously went up and untied him and then tried to walk off with him, but as soon as Sammy was free, he managed to slip free of his collar and ran towards where he'd seen me go in. That's where I found them when I came out, my collarless dog ran up to me and there was this woman chasing him around holding his lead and collar. Other people just passing by were actually trying to help her but I quickly explained that he was my dog, not hers and fortunately Sammy made that pretty clear. She apologised and claimed she just thought he might like to go for a walk whilst waiting for me. Might be true but I wasn't interested at that point, it looked like something else to me.

    The second instance was a whole lot weirder. Like I said, I might be biased but Sammy does seem to be a good specimen. I have been approached on a few occasions by people wanting to use him over their females. In one case, the owner of a husky (that's right a husky) offered me $1500 for stud duties. I tried to explain that I didn't think husky and dobermann would be a good combination but the guy was just like, I like my dog and I like your dog, what else matters...
    Anyway, I said no and I thought he'd accepted this. We used to always be at Centennial Park together and all I can guess is that one day, without me knowing, he followed me home (I used to live walking distance to the park in Sydney). I get home one day, and there's the man at the back fence trying to get his husky into my backyard. He didn't see me at first, I guess he was too caught up in trying lift his dog over a 3m fence and I think I said something like, "Can I help you?" (I was furious on the inside but trying to remain calm). He stopped for a moment, then jumped down and ran, carrying the dog. I never saw him again.

    I don't even know what the laws are around that, can someone 'use' your dog without your consent?

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    Hi 99Bottles

    Can someone use your dog? You'd probably be able to make some sort of civil action for stealing sperm and trespassing.

    If it was a stud racehorse - it would be easy to sue for squillions depending on the horse. So I imagine similar rules might apply.

    Some people are truly bonkers.

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